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Hemingway Daiquiri

Image: Tim Nusog

Ernest Hemingway is inspiration, not author, of the Hemingway Daiquiri, aka Papa Doble. His request for a Daiquiri made with half the sugar and double the booze created an unbalanced drink: one that bartenders couldn't help but right through the eventual addition of maraschino liqueur and grapefruit juice. To reinstate some of Hemingway's influence, this recipe uses key lime juice and goes for a whir in the blender, as the earliest Daiquiris were served over crushed ice.


  • 2 oz White rum
  • 3/4 oz Key lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz Maraschino liqueur
  • 2 tbsp Simple syrup
  • Garnish: Lime wheel


  1. Serves 8.

  2. Add all ingredients into a blender with ice and pulse the blender until the drink has a slushy consistency.

  3. Divide the contents of the blender between 8 wine glasses.

  4. Garnish each with a lime wheel.